Best Free Screencasting Software for Windows
Whether you’re creating a product demonstration, how-to video tutorial, recording streaming video or whatever else you’d like to capture. We’ve hand picked 5 free screen recorders for Windows that you’re sure to find enormously useful.
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Now, on to the list! Here are the best free screencast programs for Windows;
CamStudio is a wonderful open source screen recorder and our top pick. CamStudio can record all or just a portion of screen activity and audio on your computer.
It uses industry-standard AVI video files and with its built-in “SWF Producer” can turn those AVIs into “lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly” Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).
Krut is another open source program, it’s written in Java and thus available for all operating systems. Krut records selected parts of your screen and sound using the quicktime .mov format.
In addition to a movie file, the program also records separate files for audio (wav) and video (mov), which easily allows encoding your recording to any movie format using an external encoding program.
3) Jing by TechSmith
Jing is free screen recording software from the makers of Camtasia Studio, largely regarded as the best commercial screen recording software. Jing allows you to capture your screen or any application based feature and easily share it, all using one incredibly simple interface.
4) GoView by Citrix
GoView is a free “cloud” screen recorder for screencasting, it’s well designed, easy to use and even has built in editing capabilities.
Goview handles everything in “the cloud” but with only 1gig of storage and the inability to retain local control, this functionality could be a major drawback for some.
Screenr is a web-based screencasting tool that makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web.
Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link